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post #616 of 3329
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Originally Posted by Craigster75 View Post


Agree with Beagle regarding the M4U2/ M4U1.

 

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Originally Posted by clairyvic View Post

He said it didn't have a similar sound sig...


Well, I suppose the signature of the M4U2 would be closer to Amperior than Momentum, but IMO it is superior to both.  Not necessarily warm but certainly not bright; no excessive bass hump, but the bass has some serious punch when called upon.

post #617 of 3329
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Originally Posted by Craigster75 View Post

Well, I suppose the signature of the M4U2 would be closer to Amperior than Momentum, but IMO it is superior to both.  Not necessarily warm but certainly not bright; no excessive bass hump, but the bass has some serious punch when called upon.

 

Any opinion as to the build quality of the PSB? I've read reports of plastic cracking, creaking, etc. on top of it being relatively heavy. One thing in favor of the Momentum - it's a beautifully made headphone constructed with high-quality materials.


Edited by swmtnbiker - 11/6/12 at 6:17pm
post #618 of 3329
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Originally Posted by dpippel View Post

 

Any opinion as to the build quality? I've seen reports of plastic cracking, creaking, etc. One thing you can say for the Momentum - it's a beautifully made headphone constructed with high-quality materials.


I agree regarding the build quality and design of Momentum.  I have read comments that the headband issues have been addressed, particularly with the unamped version M4U1.  Even on the M4U2, the folding mechanism appears impressively solid.

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Originally Posted by LCfiner View Post

You mean the clicker/mic doesn't work? or just the center button works but not volume? if there's no sound at all, that's really weird. try using the non-smartphone cable, in that case

headphones with mic (3 rings on the jack, not the normal 2) cannot work as in no sound or one sided on my android too... its a Sony W8 btw.
but my bro's HTC Sensation XE and Samsung S2 seem to work just fine

post #620 of 3329
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Originally Posted by clairyvic View Post

Ok, what's a good can that has a similar sound to this but (bass emphasis, yet well rounded) fun warm, that you can fit your ears in? Not the M-100 because that's what people keep telling me but it's not out yet. Unless someone has one they would sell me! :P


Senn's own PX 360 was a bit of a bass hog from what I remember of it.  Folds into a really small space too and is rugged.  One of the better build qualities it terms of durability I've seen.

 

I wrote my impressions in the review section. You can find the link below in my signature

post #621 of 3329

For anyone still on the fence:

 

I've had my pair of Sennheiser MOMENTUMs for around a month now and I'm still in love with them! Unlike every other pair of headphones that I've owned in the past, I actually use the MOMENTUMs virtually each and every single day.

 

The stacks I'm using are:

 

* Office/Home: MacBook Pro (iTunes - 256 kbps AACs / WAVs) > FiiO E17 DAC/amp > MOMENTUM.

 

* Mobile: iPhone 5 (iTunes - 256 kbps AACs) > MOMENTUM.

 

I've found the MOMENTUMs -- for me anyway -- to be the perfect balance of sound quality, aesthetics, and comfort:

 

* Sound quality: I'm coming to the MOMENTUMs from a pair of Westone ES5s (at over 3x the cost). I love my ES5s, but they are just not a great match for my particular work environment with having to take them in and out and in and out throughout the workday. I was astounded to find that the sound quality of the MOMENTUMs were close enough (particularly with the FiiO E17) to satisfy a pair of ears utterly spoiled by the ES5s.

 

* Aesthetics: Aesthetics matter to me -- a lot -- but not to the extent that aesthetics trump sound quality. For me to consider investing in a pair of cans they need to possess both of these attributes. There are precious few headphones that I consider "wearable," and amongst those, even fewer have excellent sound quality too. In my mind, the MOMENTUMs are unrivaled in this regard.

 

* Comfort: I know the fit has not worked out for everyone; the cups are too small for some. In my case, not only do they fit just fine, but I've found them to be perfectly wearable for hours at a time, with glasses.

 

All in all, very highly recommended.

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Are the earpads on the Momentum replaceable?  I don't believe so, but wanted to check.

 

Many thanks.
 

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Yes, the MOMENTUM's earpads are replaceable. Gently pull a corner of the pad and it'll come off. You may order new earpads from Sennheiser's service centres. 

 

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Originally Posted by JulesK View Post

Are the earpads on the Momentum replaceable?  I don't believe so, but wanted to check.

 

Many thanks.
 

post #624 of 3329
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Originally Posted by Rosmadi Mahmood View Post

Yes, the MOMENTUM's earpads are replaceable. Gently pull a corner of the pad and it'll come off. You may order new earpads from Sennheiser's service centres. 

 


I must say,

 

I do appreciate how active you are here around the forums.

 

Just a friendly thank you!

post #625 of 3329
Hello everyone. I'm a total newbie in the Hifi world. I really love music though. The any 'advanced ' earphone I have ever had is UE TF10. I love it's sound but so sick of its fit. It has raped my ear for a year (my ears kinda of enjoy it though tongue.gif...), and I just lost it two weeks ago. I feel sad but kinda of relieve. I deside not to go down that road again this time. Nothing is allowed to put in my ear, so it should be a over-ear headphone. And I heard that they make this kind of full size headphone that could be easily driven by a IPC without amp these days. So I'm here.
I have practically read through every articles about potable close-back headphones in here for last two weeks. I was originally planning to get a vmoda m100, but in that way , I have to wait until Christmas according their website....Two month without music? It's just not cool. So based on Jude's wonderful review and you guys' wonderful comments , I deside to give Momentum a shoot.
And I just received it today(thanks razordog!). I ......love it! The any reference I can put here is TF10 (sorry: p). TF10 is a good earphone with very high resolution and clarity. I can hear every note in the music. Sometimes, it's just too much for me. Momentum is much better . It's still very clear, both for bass, mid and treble. But more than that, everything is so added up. I won't feel tired or uncomfortable of hearing it for a long time which is normally the case with TF10.
And of course, the sound stage, the space, TF10 is not even comparable to Momentum.
Comfort wise, Momentum is just like the US army to my ear. It has saved my little thing from the old bad TF10. But it certainly has its own issues. For a long time using, I feel the leather pads could be a little muggy for my ear. Since I never used a full size headphone befor, so I have no idea if that is already much better than others. Anyway, it's just a little. I can live with it. In general, it's a very comfortable can for me.
I have only used it like a day. That's all I can think about so far. I may go borrow my friend's UE 6000 next week, and make some comparisons . So far, just loving it! Thanks you guys!

Sorry for my bad English. Not a native speaker......
Edited by guyuemuziye - 11/8/12 at 1:24am
post #626 of 3329
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Originally Posted by Fhoxh View Post

I've had my pair of Sennheiser MOMENTUMs for around a month now and I'm still in love with them! Unlike every other pair of headphones that I've owned in the past, I actually use the MOMENTUMs virtually each and every single day.

 

x2! They are really lovable. I can wear it for hours without experiencing any physical or listening fatigue.

post #627 of 3329
I got a pair of these from an Apple store today, I was supposed to have a pair delivered but apparently they sent them to the wrong end of the country. Thanks Apple....

My first impressions are circumaurLOL. How can any normal sized bloke have ears small enough to fit in the cups?
Like the sound though, brief few minutes was quite pleasing. I'll be comparing them to 1R's and HD-25's when I get some time, but their price + fit means they'll be going back.
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I've finally found the PERFECT outdoor partner for my indoor RS2i. 

I was seriously considering the K550 but it just sounded, well... like a closed headphone. I don't think I ever had so much hope for a headphone to sound good, mostly because I think it's one of the best looking closed headphones on the market.

In all honestly my hopes were realised.

 

The Momentum just sounds perfect through my PA2V2 - almost the same detail retrieval as my RS2i, but the full bass and almost neutral sound I need for outdoors and any musical genre I throw at them.

 

It doesn't have the warmth for rock that I'm used to, but the truthful sound and massive bass extension is also massively enjoyable and refreshing. 

 

EDIT - and once again super happy to have small ears biggrin.gif


Edited by GREQ - 11/9/12 at 1:01pm
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I demoed these recently and really liked what I heard, at least out of the demo station.. which shouldn't be taken seriously, but did give me enough of an idea of their rough overall signature. So I've decided on purchasing these tomorrow and comparing them to my HD25-1 II. They more or less would serve the same purpose for me (strictly as an outdoor portable headphone) so only one of them will survive this battle... it'll be interesting to see which one wins here biggrin.gif.

post #630 of 3329
Please keep me updated as my go to portable is also the HD25. It would be very much appreciated biggrin.gif
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